WR - DEN
While watching Hamler's film in college, he shouldn't have been labeled as a slot-only receiver, though most did due to his smaller stature. Knowing that he'll play alongside Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, he's most likely going to be fairly slot-heavy and only come onto the field in 3WR sets. That's going to limit his fantasy appeal for a team that wants to run the ball fairly often. Still, he's electric with the ball in his hands and is going to have a few weeks that'll make you wish you had him in your starting lineup.
K.J. Hamler projects as a strong slot receiver, unfortunately he was drafted behind the class's best slot guy, Jerry Jeudy. There's a good chance Hamler takes the second outside spot in three wide sets and though that will have limited value in a run first offence led by the inexperienced Drew Lock, Hamler still has a chance to make a first year impact, though the chances are low.
I loved KJ Hamler's tape, but this landing spot has him falling down my draft board a bit. Hamler's going to have more of a NFL impact than a fantasy football one, unfortunately. He'll come onto the field in 3WR sets to play the slot and will force a defense to pay attention to him due to his top-end speed. This will open things up for Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant underneath, but you're unlikely to see Hamler receive more than four targets per game this season, barring an injury. The talent level is there, but in this offense, there's simply too many mouths to feed for him to be a fantasy football star.
Hamler is criminally undervalued. One of the biggest market inefficiencies in rookie drafts today.
I love this pick for the Broncos, but I don't know how much fantasy value he will have early in his career. If you ignore the fact that he is 5-foot-9 and 175lbs, he still has to compete for targets with Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Phillip Lindsey, Noah Fant and Melvin Gordon.
2.14 broncos - wr13
Small slot guy, blockers normally brush him off, he gets quite upset about that. Decent long speed but doesn't have elite burst out of his cuts that you'd like to see with a smaller guy. Can get some separation. Has some nice routes. Could be a helpful chain mover but doesn't jump out at me as a guy that would be super useful in fantasy. Seemed faster in 2018. He's a small guy with the willingness to work but not sure he has the tools to succeed. He did grow on me a bit when I watched more film.
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